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Our Iran Strategic Focus (ISF) publication offers, through its combination of reports, an unrivalled depth of insight into the country’s political, economic, and security situation. It is produced monthly by our in-country and in-house teams, and has evolved over a quarter of a century in print. The report guides readers through the internal deliberations and international diplomacy, and suggests what outcomes are likely over the coming years, months, or days. To receive a free copy of ISF then click the button below:

The Forecast, 2020

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European businesses in Iran

European businesses in Iran

As Iran–China relations strengthen and the EU remains relatively passive, European companies are in a challenging position. Under US sanctions, only small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have the potential to trade with Iran, but European SMEs face a thorny...

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Iranian influence in Iraq

Iranian influence in Iraq

Over the past decade, Iraq has been Iran’s most significant regional ally. Analysts believe that Major-General Qasem Soleimani — the commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Quds Force who was assassinated by the US on 3 January 2020 — played an...

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Conservatives in the ascendency in Iran

Conservatives in the ascendency in Iran

The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and other hard-line forces will continue to be the determinant voice in Iranian regional and security policies, although the country will continue its dual-track strategy of diplomacy and regional power projection. The new...

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